Could you believe the year 2018 is ending soon? Me too! 🙂 It feels surreal that 2019 is approaching soon and we all have different resolutions for the new year to come. To be honest though I’m not really ready for the new year because I feel there is so much unfinished business in my 2018 but what I know for sure that when I subtract my fears everything feels right when I continue to believe in my startup goals. It’s really damn hard.
I remember when I was a kid, I was excited for the new year because I want to be older. I want to have the voice in the family and be respected when I say something. It isn’t easy when you’re the 4th child in the family and you have the last thing to say in every family planning. Some kids dreamt about holiday parties or perhaps to receive allowance from their parents so they can shop at the mall whilst I only want to be older. ha ha!
So, before I welcome the 2019 I would like to share a few highlights of my 2018.
- I had so much fun with Paivikki and the girls in our photoshoot. At that time I only think of it as regular bonding but when Paivikki left Singapore, I realized the importance of our monthly afternoon-tea. It feels surreal that she is no longer living in Singapore.
- I had so much fun when I celebrated my birthday with old friends in May. I never been feel so loved.
- I am happy that I am half-way through my MBA. God, I really want to finish it soon so I can re-focus my attention to work. The struggle is real.
- I am grateful to be able to move to a new apartment with family. I especially love the balcony because it’s where I do my outdoor photoshoot. Ha ha!
- I am grateful to be able to reconnect with my family in the states. Our family bonding reminds me of who I am, how I start in life and why I should keep going.
The lessons I learned in 2018:
- Strategy in social politics is important because in every occasion, group or event I attended not many people accept me for who I am and for where I come from. Some snobbish rich people in Singapore still have this “eliteness” attitude and social status that if you’re from a third-world country no matter how you speak good English, how educated you are, or where you live, they still look at you as “foreign worker”. However, by applying strategy in social politics I learned to cope, adapt and defend graciously.
- Focus is important in doing business because it’s the key. No matter how clever you are but if you’re lack of focus and consistency the business may fail.
- Social media can be a serious pressure thus, it’s advisable to have some real break for yourself. Back in 2017, I wanted to re-brand the cosmetics and the team and I came up with an idea of improving the images we upload on social media. It also means regular photoshoot and collaboration. Social media is not easy because the key is consistency, timing and a lot of collaboration. It can be really stressful I learned to have a real break from it whenever I can. So, when you don’t see regular posts from me on Instagram I am not missing I just need a break from the Internet once in a while.
- Be nice to everyone because they needed it the most.
- Swimming helps a lot when you’re stress. When I swim every morning for 24 laps not only that I lose weight but also it helps me to reduce my stress. I am genuinely a lot nicer this year than a year ago.
Here’s my NYE 2018 look.
I want to have a casual look on weekend especially it’s really hot in Singapore the past few days.
I used our eyeshadow palette to have smokey eyes, bestie blusher to have natural pinkish cheeks, 3D mink lashes to give me that cay eyes look and liquid matte lipsticks. You can find it all on www.kgodfroycosmetics.com.
Top from Marks & Spencers and shorts from H&M.
Pink shoes from Aldo. It’s on sale at Centrepoint branch for only $45 per pair for the price of $189 – $ 250 each.